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South China Restaurant

4613 S Mason St, Ste D1, Fort Collins, CO 80525-3793
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Ranked #106 of 465 restaurants in Fort Collins
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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30 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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755 reviews 755 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took the recommendation from a local to check this spot out, was great. Sat right down ordered within a minute, lunch selection was decent but there dinner menu wasn't that expensive if you wanted more meal and less extras. Server was very nice and quick. In and out in 40 minutes.

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Denver, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Names after the region of China where the owner was born and raised, he still cooks there every night! We have never been there when the owner is not. The service staff is young, but friendly, helpful, and prompt. One of our favorites in town.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I don't know why it took us so long to finally visit the South China restaurant. We've always heard great things about it but probably because it's closed on Sundays, we just missed it. I would very highly recommend the food here, it's freshly made and the fried rice alone is worth the trip. Don't let the spartan decor put... More

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Corning, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Often hyped as the "best Chinese food" in Fort Collins, South China does indeed have good Chinese food with the only drawbacks being the prices (as they're a little higher for quick-service or take-out Chinese food), the restaurant decor itself is also pretty dated and the restaurant isn't open Sundays (which is a favorite time to go out to eat).... More

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Greeley, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I've been going here for years and the quality of their food has never changed. No short cuts! The Kung Pao Chicken is amazing. This family works hard, the people are friendly and the food comes out fast! The lunch menu is a terrific value! A must go to restaurant whenever I visit Fort Collins.

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Berthoud, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Chef Ming's touch is on every meal served at South China. If you like a combo fried rice, Ming's Fried Rice is the best you will find - nuts, veggies, eggs, meats...yummy! Hot and Sour soup is amazing. They are closed on Sunday so take note. The atmosphere to eat there is average - but the food is simply outstanding.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I would go back just for the homemade egg rolls. Also, the sizzling rice soup is generous with shrimp and vegetables.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I probably eat here at least once a month. Hot and sour soup, sizzling rice soup, Kung Pao combo! Even had several big family/friend gatherings (20-30 people) here with people who did not like Chinese food. They came away stunned! All they could say was either my taste buds have changed or nothing else compares. They still come back here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Hot & Sour soup is to die for. Kung Pao chicken also a favorite. Wait staff were pleasantly attentive. Next time I want to try Ming's Fried Rice. I think about this place and my mouth waters. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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Lake Park, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We ate as a family of 7 here and a variety of noon lunches were ordered. Everyone was very satisfied with their meal. The only complaint would be the fried rice is just an egg added to white rice nothing special. I would go back here again.

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